Welcome to Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs

Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place the University of Waterloo among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore our more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs.



  1. Nov. 17, 2023The re-launch of the Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship

    A message from Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs and Student Awards & Financial Aid

  2. Oct. 30, 2023Seeking PhD candidates to teach an interdisciplinary course
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    The Wicked Problem of Precarity: Living in an Uncertain World

    As part of the University’s strategic plans to develop talent for a complex world and focus on interdisciplinary scholarship, a team of PhD candidates will come together in winter 2024 to design, develop and offer a course related to contemporary Wicked Problems. 

  3. Oct. 24, 2023Celebrating our Fall 2023 PhD Graduates
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  1. Nov. 29, 2023Faculty of Engineering: Pathways for permanent residency as an international student
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  2. Dec. 4, 2023GRADflix Drop in: #2
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  3. Dec. 5, 2023Supervisory Relationships
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    One of the most important relationships you will have during your time in graduate school is the one you share with your supervisor. Join us to learn about supervisor-student relationships, expectations and how to navigate through the experience to create a collaborative and positive experience.  

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  1. Mar. 15, 2023"We are Family"
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    At Waterloo we understand that many of our graduate students are (or are about to become) parents who are trying to balance their studies with family obligations.

  2. Feb. 21, 2023Policy 30: frequently asked questions (FAQs) with answers!
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    Answering some common questions about the recently updated Policy 30: Employment of Graduate Student Teaching Assistant.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Supporting student professional development: An individual approach
    Professional Skill Foundations

    In the academic context, we often refer to graduate students as if they belong to one group, defined by their engagement in graduate studies, however, in reality, we know that each of our graduate students is unique.

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